There are many benefits to including salmon in your nightly meal. Not only is salmon low in calories but also it is also full of protein and omega-3s. In short that means that salmon can aid in weight loss, reduce pain, and improve your overall level of health. With so many benefits to eating this tasty fish, it is important to know how to serve it. These heart-healthy salmon recipes will be perfect for any dinner.
Salon and Parmesan Potatoes
Salmon is always a good thing, thanks to its ability to boost metabolism. This first recipe has 410 calories for each serving and is sure to satisfy everyone at your dinner table. Start by putting a non-stick pan on medium-high heat. Spray your salmon fillet with cooking spray and put into the pan. It should be cooked all the way through, for about 6 minutes on each side. (You’ll know the fish is done when the fish flakes easily when you test it with a fork.)
While your salmon is cooking, put two potatoes into the oven or microwave and cook all the way through. Once they are finished, cut the potatoes in half, and add a small amount of grated cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. Then you’ll need to combine mixed greens, grape tomatoes, and a tablespoon of vinaigrette in a bowl. Toss the mixture. Now, it’s time to put it altogether. Serve the salad mixture with your potatoes and salmon. The combination of flavours will be delightful!
This next salmon dish is great if you’ve got a craving for a burger – but want something a little healthier. This recipe also includes spinach, which can help to lower blood pressure. To create this unforgettable dish, put 6 ounces of spinach, ¼ cups of walnuts, 1 garlic clove, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice into your blender – and blend until it is completely smooth. Chill the mixture.
Then, combine 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, and a ¼ teaspoon of black pepper into a bowl. Sprinkle this mixture over your salmon fillet before cooking on medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes on each side. Grab a whole-wheat roll and cut it in half. Then, spoon on some of that first mixture onto the bottom of your roll, add some lettuce, and finish off with your salmon fillet. You’ll have a salmon sandwich that you can enjoy in no time flat.
Smoked Salmon Pizza Slices
Another great (and heart-healthy!) salmon recipe lets you enjoy pizza in a whole new way. It uses cream cheese and salmon to give your dinner a unique Mediterranean twist. You’ll need some prepared whole-wheat dough. You can find it at many supermarkets or even at your local bakery. Start the cooking process by preheating your oven to 450°. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to get that rounded pizza shape. Once you have a shape that you’re happy with, move the dough to a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
Once you’ve got the dough prepped and ready to go, combine ¾ of a cup of low-fat cream cheese with 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill and some lemon juice. Spread this all over the pizza crust after it comes out. Then, add on strips of smoked salmon and some sliced red onion. Cut it up into slices and serve.
Salmon isn’t just good to eat…it is good for your health and heart. Try one of these dinner recipes at your next meal. Remember, you deserve to treat yourself!